The Flash has just cast Todd Lasance to play The Rival according to TVLine. The role is set to be recurring with no news on how many episodes. Look familiar? Lasance is a The Vampire Diaries alum who recently played the dastardly Julian. He’s also done work on Spartacus and the Australian crime drama Crownies.
In the comics, The Rival was a man named Edward Clariss. He was a professor at the same university attended by Jay Garrick. Long story short, he tried to recreate Jay’s powers and ended up being ridiculed by the scientific community for his efforts. He turned to the dark side and suited himself in a costume almost identical to Garrick’s, except it was darker. Talk about jealousy leading to bad fashion choices.
Fate led him to be drawn into the Speed Force for 50 years. By the time The Rival got out, he was off his rocker and ready to cause some serious trouble for The Flash. Barry better get himself ready. A broken mind fuelled by jealousy is a rival to be feared.
The Flash returns to The CW on Tuesday, October 3 at 8/7c.